Art manifested from background of violent assault

  Barbara Bew is holding her first art exhibition in Rotorua in December this year.   A premiere exhibition is not unusual. And proceeds... Read More

Mural of Aunty Bea to be unveiled on Sunday

An intimate ceremony to unveil a large wall mural of the late Aunty Bea will be held this Sunday with her whanau. Beatrice Yates (nee Grant) passed... Read More

Rotorua children learning to develop empathy

In a world where empathy is becoming endangered and we are becoming increasingly disconnected, the Roots of Empathy programme is connecting Rotorua children... Read More

Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust list grows

A retired Rotorua district councillor and two local businessmen have added their names to the list of aspirants for the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. The... Read More

Homeless view rebuked in Rotorua

  A hastily arranged council and mayoral candidates meeting in Rotorua drew strident cries to what is termed Rotorua's “rubbish”... Read More

Aunt Bea pictured on shop wall

The late Beatrice Yates was chosen as the Te Arawa subject of a large city shop painting in Rotorua. The secret of a Te Arawa ‘hero’ revealed... Read More

Nau mai to the Māori Theatre Wānanga

Local jokesters, artists and Māori theatre enthusiasts are encouraged to get along to the Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival’s latest offering. The... Read More

Cash stolen in BOP armed robbery

Police are appealing for information after five people burst into a Bay of Plenty dairy armed with weapons. The alleged offenders had their faces covered... Read More

Wall of memory for Bea Yates

    The memory of the late Beatrice Yates, a captivating figure in Rotorua, has been splendidly captured on a shop wall. In previous eras,... Read More

CBD in Rotorua ‘dying’

The number of homeless in Rotorua streets formed the impression Rotorua is dying, says prominent Rotorua hotelier Reg Hennessy. Reg was speaking during... Read More

Super HUGH-Man is coming to Rotorua

Fresh from top reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rutene Spooner is back in New Zealand and bringing his heroic show, Super HUGH-Man to town. Super... Read More

Ex-staffer to stand for trust

  Alison Perrin has been nominated for one of six positions on the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust.   Alison, who retired in April last... Read More

Vehicle smashes into ditch in Rotorua

Police are investigating a crash where a vehicle smashed into a ditched in Rotorua this morning. Emergency services were called to the single vehicle... Read More

The power of tikanga Maori

Tikanga Māori education is helping to rehabilitate young offenders, staff at a youth justice residence in Rotorua say. The teenage boys at Te Maioha... Read More

Budget accommodation provider challenges industry

YHA New Zealand has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards. The budget accommodation provider is being recognised in the... Read More